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11.05.2009

Supervisory Board proceeds with the planned appointments for Bank Austria’s future Management Board

  • Rainer Hauser will follow Ralph Müller as Management Board member responsible for retail banking
  • Jürgen Danzmayr, Schoellerbank’s CEO over many years, will join the Management Board and be responsible for Private Banking
  • Robert Zadrazil will become CEO of Schoellerbank

In a meeting held today, the Supervisory Board of Bank Austria made decisions as planned on the future composition of the bank’s top management. Rainer Hauser will join the Management Board with effect from 1 June, taking over responsibility for retail banking from Ralph Müller, who will leave the bank. Jürgen Danzmayr, who has for many years been Chief Executive Officer of Schoellerbank, a private banking unit looking back on a long tradition, will assume responsibility for Bank Austria’s Private Banking Division with effect from 12 May. Robert Zadrazil, who has so far been Chief Operating Officer on the Management Board of Bank Austria, will become CEO of Schoellerbank with effect from 3 June, subject to a resolution adopted by Schoellerbank’s Supervisory Board.

Erich Hampel, Chief Executive Officer of Bank Austria: “I am pleased about the fast decisions made to complete the top management teams of Bank Austria and Schoellerbank. These appointments are evidence of our banking group’s broad executive base and show the excellent career opportunities offered by our Group especially to young executives across national borders and divisional boundaries. Rainer Hauser, who will assume responsibility for Bank Austria’s Retail Division, has gained extensive experience of retail banking at our fellow Group member HVB and he is also very familiar with Bank Austria from past activities. Jürgen Danzmayr, a recognised expert with long-standing experience, will be responsible for our Private Banking Division. Robert Zadrazil’s outstanding management expertise and international project experience will be very valuable for Schoellerbank’s successful future development.“

Rainer Hauser, 42, is very familiar with Bank Austria and has held various managerial positions in UniCredit Group over the past ten years. He is a banker by training, holds a degree in business administration and started his career in university-based research before moving to McKinsey Switzerland and McKinsey USA as a consultant. Most recently, Rainer Hauser was managing director of Vereinsbank Victoria Bauspar and head of retail banking and real estate financing in HypoVereinsbank. In addition to his expertise in retail banking, he was Head of Treasury & Securities Services at Bank Austria from 2004 to 2006. Rainer Hauser is married and has four children.

Jürgen Danzmayr, 58, has almost four decades of experience in banking business. He has gained an excellent reputation as a private banking expert. Since 1998 he has held various managerial positions at predecessor institutions of Bank Austria – including Chairman of the Management Board of SKWB Schoellerbank and Management Board member of Creditanstalt. Since 2001 he held the position of CEO at Schoellerbank. As Management Board member in charge of Bank Austria’s Private Banking Division, he succeeds Werner Kretschmer, who moved to Pioneer Investments Austria following the spin-off of the mutual fund business from the Division at the end of 2008. Jürgen Danzmayr is married and has one child.

Robert Zadrazil, 38, will be Schoellerbank’s future CEO. He has been active for Bank Austria since 2001 and was appointed to the bank’s Management Board as Chief Operating Officer in 2006. Since August 2007, Robert Zadrazil has additionally been responsible within UniCredit Group for Global Banking Services in Central and Eastern Europe. He can draw on his extensive management expertise and international project experience in his new position. Robert Zadrazil is married and has one child. 

Enquiries: Bank Austria Communications Austria
 Martin Halama, tel. +43 (0)5 05 05 52371;
 e-mail: martin.halama@unicreditgroup.at

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